FUSION PLASMA PHYSICS

Plasma-Wall Interactions

Department for Low and Medium Energy Physics, Jožef Stefan Institute

  • Study of hydrogen atom interaction with materials for fusion (Sabina Markelj, Anže Založnik, Primož Pelicon, Iztok Čadež):
    1. Hydrogen depth profiling in materials by ion beam methods (NRA, ERDA), where our main field of expertise is to follow processes on surface and under it in-situ and in real time.
    2. Study hydrogen isotope retention in high energy damaged materials (i.e. self-damaged tungsten) – simulation neutron damaging; Recent progress: Study D retention in tungsten simultaneously damaged by high energy W ions and loaded by D.
    3. Studies of hydrogen atom recombination on material surfaces by vibrational spectroscopy of hydrogen molecules and development of specific method for hydrogen vibrational spectroscopy.
    4. Modelling of hydrogen adsorption, desorption and recombination on the surface.

Department of Surface Engineering and Optoelectronics, Jožef Stefan Institute

  • Removal of deposits by neutral oxygen and nitrogen atoms (Miran Mozetič, Aleksander Drenik, Alenka Vesel et al.)
  • Permeation and outgassing measurements of deposited Be, W and mixed Be/W layers (Vincenc Nemanič et al.)

Department of Thin Films and Surfaces, Jožef Stefan Institute

  • Plasma deposition of H:C metal coatings (Miha Čekada, Matjaž Panjan et al.)

Plasma modeling and diagnostics

Reactor Physics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana

  • Plasma diagnostics of fusion devices (Tomaž Gyergyek, Jernej Kovačič, Milan Čerček et al.)

Department of Systems and Control, Jozef Stefan Institute

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, LECAD Laboratory, University of Ljubljana

  • Advanced visualization tools and integrated tokamak modelling with externally coupled core and edge transport codes (Leon Kos, Jožef Duhovnik et al.)